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AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi feted in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, July 14 (IANS) Controversial legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi was honoured by a Jeddah-based Indian community organisation for his contribution to the country's Muslims, media reported.

Monday, July 14, 2014 6:00:09 PM

Root becomes highest-ranked England batsman
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) Joe Root became England's highest-ranked Test batsman after hitting his fourth century in the Trent Bridge match against India which ended in a draw Sunday.

Monday, July 14, 2014 5:36:14 PM

UN urges Europe to take in more Syrian refugees
Geneva, July 12 (IANS) The UN refugee agency Friday called for European countries to grant asylum to a growing number of Syrian refugees, many of whom are on long and dangerous journeys to seek safety in Europe.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:40:07 AM

Unicef says misconceptions fuel Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Geneva, July 11 (IANS) Widespread misconception, resistance, denial and occasional hostility in some communities were considerably complicating the humanitarian response to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Unicef said Friday.

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00:04 PM

End Gaza strikes, UN human rights chief tells Israel
Geneva, July 11 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Friday warned against Israeli military operations that have killed Palestinian civilians in Gaza, and the indiscriminate firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel.

Friday, July 11, 2014 7:54:05 PM

Ebola kills 21 more in West Africa, toll now 539
Geneva, July 11 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said 21 more people have died from Ebola in West Africa over the past two days, bringing the total death count to 539.

Friday, July 11, 2014 5:02:10 PM

UAE pledges $25 mn aid for Gaza
Dubai, July 11 (IANS) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Thursday announced 25 million dollars aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, state media reported.

Friday, July 11, 2014 1:20:04 AM

Indian in UAE denies using poppy seeds as drugs
Dubai, July 10 (IANS) An Indian farmer, who was arrested for smuggling poppy seeds into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), claimed before a Dubai court Thursday that the seeds were used to prepare soup and sauce, a media report said.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:50:15 PM

Brazil will forget defeat against Germany: IOC chief
Geneva, July 10 (IANS/EFE) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach hoped that the usual optimism of Brazilians will help them to forget the heavy 1-7 defeat their football team suffered at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:36:20 PM

Indian jailed for stabbing compatriot in Bahrain
Manama, July 10 (IANS) An Indian man has been jailed for a year in Bahrain for stabbing his compatriot in a row over laundry, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:50:05 PM

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